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Stay ahead of the accounting & finance curve with weekly insights on emerging technology, human intelligence and digital transformation. AICPA & CIMA's global community helps you leverage disruption today to prepare your profession for tomorrow.

The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants shares exclusive interviews from finance professionals across the world. They unpick crucial trends in cybersecurity, blockchain, artificial intelligence, data analytics, robotic process automation, human intelligence and organisational transformation.

Need more? Take your own skills beyond the disruption point with related CPD/CPE business resources available via our show notes and at GoBeyondDisruption.com.

Go Beyond Disruptio‪n‬ AICPA & CIMA

    • Management
    • 4.9 • 9 Ratings

Stay ahead of the accounting & finance curve with weekly insights on emerging technology, human intelligence and digital transformation. AICPA & CIMA's global community helps you leverage disruption today to prepare your profession for tomorrow.

The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants shares exclusive interviews from finance professionals across the world. They unpick crucial trends in cybersecurity, blockchain, artificial intelligence, data analytics, robotic process automation, human intelligence and organisational transformation.

Need more? Take your own skills beyond the disruption point with related CPD/CPE business resources available via our show notes and at GoBeyondDisruption.com.

    Agile Finance. Discover the Future By Disrupting The Present.

    Agile Finance. Discover the Future By Disrupting The Present.

    "The single pivot point we SHOULD be considering today is the disruption of the finance function in the digital era".
    (147)   This week’s episode is all about becoming an 'agile' accountant, and our guest is a man who knows all about agility in a fast-changing world. Aubrey Joachim FCMA CGMA MBA was the first CIMA President from outside the UK and Ireland. He discusses finance transformation, agile accounting and why he thinks it's time we dropped the word 'accountant' from our lexicon - because the word simply doesn't convey the scope and pivotal importance of today's professionals in the finance function.
    Resources. Use these links to find out more about this topic, or to access free and paid-for resources to implement in your own team or organisation.
    Consider Aubrey's forthcoming webinars on Agile Finance Budgeting and Forecasting: The Shift from Traditional to Dynamic (February 26th 2021) Move from Annual Budgeting to Rolling Forecasts with Data and Analytics (March 12th 2021)  Download the "Agile Finance Revealed" research from Oracle and the AICPA & CIMA. Visit dedicated coronavirus online resource centres for our AICPA and CIMA networks. Our Guest.
    Based in Sydney, Australia, Aubrey Joachim FCMA CGMA MBA is a past President of CIMA and owner of Leading Edge Change.  Share. Know someone who should hear this podcast? Click on these links to automatically share this episode with colleagues and friends. Recommend it to your LinkedIn connections, send to Twitter, auto-share on your Facebook page, or simply tell someone via email.
    Social. Use #GoBeyondDisruption, @AICPANews or @CIMA_News.
    About Our Podcast. These conversations with expert guests are recorded by different members of the AICPA & CIMA team from our offices around the world. While the sound quality may vary, we hope that the insights will be consistently useful.
    Get in touch. How did you discover our podcast? Where do you listen? What would you like to hear more of? Finance pro or not, we're keen to know what you think. Email us here.
    ©2018-2020 Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA & CIMA)

    • 58 min
    IT Logic. Why You Should Care. (February Technology Advisory)

    IT Logic. Why You Should Care. (February Technology Advisory)

    "Data is the life blood of finance ...IT Logic is the set of rules to leverage and control that data."
    (146). Finance professionals need to be able to explain complex things to other people, so this conversation could really help. Kristen Hughes is Associate Director of Technology with the AICPA & CIMA.  She is joined from Chicago by David Kovar, and from Virginia by Amanda Wilkie, one of this podcast's very first guests from back in mid-2018. Amanda and David are members of the Information, Management and Technology Advisory Committee of the AICPA. 
    Talking Points. This conversation touches on these and other topics and considerations:
    Why you should care about IT Logic What are its key components? How to apply class-leading IT Logic solutions for your organisation and your clients. Resources. Use these links to find out more about this topic, or to access free guidance and resources to implement in your own team or organisation.
    Consider our "Fundamentals of IT Logic" webinar
    Mar 16, 2021 (discounts for members available).  Find technology and cybersecurity resources on the AICPA Technology Hub. Visit dedicated coronavirus online resource centres for our AICPA and CIMA networks. The Voices. Connect with the people behind the conversation.
    Kristen Hughes is an Associate Director with Advisory Services and Credentialing at the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants. In addition, she leads the Information Management & Technology Assurance (IMTA) division of the AICPA. 
    David Kovar leads and delivers strategic technology projects primarily for Corporate and Asset Management Tax departments and Accounting firms. His leadership experience includes serving as a Big 4 Partner, Chief Technology Strategist, Tax and Accounting Technology Leader, Innovation Leader, and Technology Officer. He is currently interim Chief Executive Officer for Tax Prodigy, a fast-growing corporate income tax technology company Amanda Wilkie is a Consultant with Boomer Consulting. She has two decades of technology experience, with 13 years driving change and process improvement through innovative technology solutions working across firms of varying sizes in the public accounting profession. She is a recognized expert in the profession as a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Certified Blockchain Solution Architect.  Share. Know someone who should hear this podcast? Click on these links to automatically share this episode with colleagues and friends. Recommend it to your LinkedIn connections, send to Twitter, auto-share on your Facebook page, or simply tell someone via email.
    Social. Use #GoBeyondDisruption, @AICPANews or @CIMA_News.
    About Our Podcast. These conversations with expert guests are recorded by different members of the AICPA & CIMA team from our offices around the world. While the sound quality may vary, we hope that the insights will be consistently useful.
    Get in touch. How did you discover our podcast? Where do you listen? What would you like to hear more of? Finance pro or not, we're keen to know what you think. Email us here.
    ©2018-2020 Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA & CIMA)

    • 21 min
    The Dynamic Duo of Smart Contracts & Blockchain

    The Dynamic Duo of Smart Contracts & Blockchain

    "ANYONE can use a smart contract, but it's going to be in the context of blockchain technology."
    (145)  Accounting Professor Cory Campbell joins us from Indiana, USA, to discuss Smart Contracts and their dynamic connection with other leading technologies like blockchain and cybersecurity. Why do they matter to today’s businesses? What are the elements of Smart Contract technology? And where does the vital role of the accountant fit into it all? 
    Resources. Use these links to find out more about this topic, or to access free and paid-for resources to implement in your own team or organisation.
    Cory Campbell's blog article on 'Emerging Technologies in Accounting" Download this free AICPA & CIMA report on "Blockchain Technology and Its Potential Impact on the Audit and Assurance Profession". Visit dedicated coronavirus online resource centres for our AICPA and CIMA networks. Our Guest.
    Cory Campbell (CPA, CFE, CGMA, Ph.D.) is an assistant professor of accounting at Indiana State University. His teaching and research interests lie at the intersection between accounting and technology. He facilitates CPE workshops for the Indiana CPA Society on various emerging technologies and has been a subject matter expert for the AIPCA on blockchain technology. Share. Know someone who should hear this podcast? Click on these links to automatically share this episode with colleagues and friends. Recommend it to your LinkedIn connections, send to Twitter, auto-share on your Facebook page, or simply tell someone via email.
    Social. Use #GoBeyondDisruption, @AICPANews or @CIMA_News.
    About Our Podcast. These conversations with expert guests are recorded by different members of the AICPA & CIMA team from our offices around the world. While the sound quality may vary, we hope that the insights will be consistently useful.
    Get in touch. How did you discover our podcast? Where do you listen? What would you like to hear more of? Finance pro or not, we're keen to know what you think. Email us here.
    ©2018-2020 Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA & CIMA)

    • 42 min
    Business Partner Supply Chain Risk (Monthly Technology Advisory)

    Business Partner Supply Chain Risk (Monthly Technology Advisory)

    "We think of just the initial signing of a vendor to perform a service, but we don't do a good job of monitoring ...THEIR vendors"
    (144). Our first featured Technology Advisory episode of 2021 is hosted by Audrey Katcher of Rubin Brown LLC.  She's joined by Torpey White of Wipfli LLC, and Mardhani (Danny) Wirapratama of Celestica Inc. They share definitions, actions plans and ways of framing practical discussions about managing risk in supply chains involving vendors, providers, and partners.
    Talking Points. This conversation touches on these and other topics and considerations:
    Business Partner Supply Chain Risks. Definitions to frame the discussions. Relevant risks today. A recap of practical action plans. Resources. Use these links to find out more about this topic, or to access free guidance and resources to implement in your own team or organisation.
    Explore AICPA & CIMA resources on SOC for Supply Chain – Description Criteria, Backgrounder, Information for Management and Guides-  Hear this Vendor Risk Management Podcast from our archive. Consider joining us for the "Redefining Supply Chain Risk Assessment" (upcoming webcast). Read about Supply Chain Risk Management on McKinsey.com, and about Resilience in Global Supply Chains on the Boston Consulting Group website at BCG.com.  Visit dedicated coronavirus online resource centres for our AICPA and CIMA networks. The Voices. Connect with the people behind the conversation.
    Hosted by Audrey Katcher CPA, CISA, CITP. Based in St Louis, USA, Audrey is a Rubin Brown Business Advisory Partner and leads their IT Risk Services practices. She has over 20 years of public accounting experience in several industries. Mardhani (Danny) Wirapratama is SAP senior FICO consultant at Celestica, Inc. Based in Toronto, Canada, he focuses on the IT integration of ERP and SEM systems. Torpey White CPA, CITP, CISA, CGMA is based in Philadelphia, USA. He is a Partner in Wipfli LLP’s risk advisory and forensic services practice, with more than 25 years of experience in public accounting and the private sector. Share. Know someone who should hear this podcast? Click on these links to automatically share this episode with colleagues and friends. Recommend it to your LinkedIn connections, send to Twitter, auto-share on your Facebook page, or simply tell someone via email.
    Social. Use #GoBeyondDisruption, @AICPANews or @CIMA_News.
    About Our Podcast. These conversations with expert guests are recorded by different members of the AICPA & CIMA team from our offices around the world. While the sound quality may vary, we hope that the insights will be consistently useful.
    Get in touch. How did you discover our podcast? Where do you listen? What would you like to hear more of? Finance pro or not, we're keen to know what you think. Email us here.
    ©2018-2020 Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA & CIMA)

    • 24 min
    The Gig Economy. What Is It?

    The Gig Economy. What Is It?

    "It addresses fundamental questions about whether it's killing the way we work... or actually creating a world of new possibilities."
    (143)  What's your company's strategy to develop and maximise the resources provided by what some call the "alternative workforce", but most simply refer to as "gig" workers? Board-level strategist and integrated thinker Samantha Griffiths (BSc (Hons), MBA, FCCA) of Sagenius joins in from her base in Birmingham, UK. Sam started her career in a large international bank and transitioned to a role in the Treasury for a large multinational engineering business before working for several years at the London Stock Exchange. She talked to AICPA & CIMA's Sandeep Rao shortly before the end of 2020. 
    Resources. Use these links to find out more about this topic, or to access free and paid-for resources to implement in your own team or organisation.
    Take your understanding further with our new course "GIG Economy: Developing Your Alternative Workforce Strategy". Explore more via our portal at future.aicpa.org Visit dedicated coronavirus online resource centres for our AICPA and CIMA networks. Our Guest.
    Samantha Griffiths is a consultant and trainer in corporate governance and the role of the company director. As a Director of Sagenius Ltd, a niche consulting firm, she assists clients at Board level to communicate their investor appeal and navigate the narrative (including governance) reporting landscape. Building upon her extensive experience of narrative reporting and investor relations, she is currently working with a number of listed companies on the FRC Lab’s Business Model reporting initiative. Share. Know someone who should hear this podcast? Click on these links to automatically share this episode with colleagues and friends. Recommend it to your LinkedIn connections, send to Twitter, auto-share on your Facebook page, or simply tell someone via email.
    Social. Use #GoBeyondDisruption, @AICPANews or @CIMA_News.
    About Our Podcast. These conversations with expert guests are recorded by different members of the AICPA & CIMA team from our offices around the world. While the sound quality may vary, we hope that the insights will be consistently useful.
    Get in touch. How did you discover our podcast? Where do you listen? What would you like to hear more of? Finance pro or not, we're keen to know what you think. Email us here.
    ©2018-2020 Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA & CIMA)

    • 29 min
    What links CGMAs, CFOs and "Chief Turmoil Officers"?

    What links CGMAs, CFOs and "Chief Turmoil Officers"?

    ""With all of the disruption going on around the world, businesses are going more than ever to their finance people."
    (142)  It takes a wide-ranging professional skillset to link the CGMA designation, the AICPA annual series of CFO Conferences, and the role of 'Chief Turmoil Officer'. Our guest, Ken Witt, joins us to do just that. He explains what the CGMA accounting designation is, outlines the AICPA's 'CFO Conference' events for 2021, and introduces an excerpt from the first in a series of conference rebroadcasts. In that clip, Steve Adams from Gartner presents the concept of 'Chief Turmoil Officer'.
    Resources. Use these links to find out more about this topic, or to access free guidance and resources to implement in your own team or organisation.
    Want to watch the 'Chief Turmoil Officer' webcast? Register here.  Explore the AICPA Store's mix of free and chargeable resources designed to assist and develop the CFOs of today and tomorrow.  See the 'fish' infographic referenced by Gartner's Steve Adams. Visit dedicated coronavirus online resource centres for our AICPA and CIMA networks. Our Guests.
    Ken Witt is a Senior Manager with the AICPA & CIMA in Raleigh, North Carolina. He is Senior Manager on the Management Accounting and Member Engagement team, and Staff liaison to the Americas Region Advisory Panel, the Association committee representing members in business. Connect with him on Linkedin. Share. Know someone who should hear this podcast? Click on these links to automatically share this episode with colleagues and friends. Recommend it to your LinkedIn connections, send to Twitter, auto-share on your Facebook page, or simply tell someone via email.
    Social. Use #GoBeyondDisruption, @AICPANews or @CIMA_News.
    About Our Podcast. These conversations with expert guests are recorded by different members of the AICPA & CIMA team from our offices around the world. While the sound quality may vary, we hope that the insights will be consistently useful.
    Get in touch. How did you discover our podcast? Where do you listen? What would you like to hear more of? Finance pro or not, we're keen to know what you think. Email us here.
    ©2018-2020 Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA & CIMA)

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Arlie K ,

An absolute favorite!

Go Beyond Disruption offers insightful conversations with incredible leaders. No matter the topic, I always learn something new. Easily one of the most value-packed podcasts for accounting professionals of any stage!

JoshCrist ,

Entertaining, insightful and actionable! 🔥

Whether you’re well established as a disruptor in the finance and accounting industry, or just getting started carving out your role as an innovator within your organization - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Kyle does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of navigating an ever changing global financial ecosystem - from leaders who’ve actually experienced success themselves. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

Business Improv ,

Much more constructive than disruptive

Kyle and his guests always provide insightful and thoughprovoking dialogue every show. While they say the podcasts focus is on accounting and finance, you'll find alot of value on a vairiety of other topics as well. Well worth a listen!

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